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Jack Haley Jr.

Biography

Emmy Award-winning producer of Hollywood nostalgia films like That’s Entertainment! from 1974. He was raised inside a Hollywood superstar family, keeping track of among his close friends many other kids of Hollywood celebrities. He had not been mixed up in sequel film to That’s Entertainment! He continuing producing retrospectives from the Wizard of Oz and Hollywood westerns. His dad Jack port Haley performed the Tin Guy in the Wizard of Oz. He was wedded to the celebrity Liza Minnelli for five years in the 1970s.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth October 25, 1933
Place Of Birth Long Beach, CA
Height 1.75 m
Profession TV Producer
Nationality American
Spouse Liza Minnelli
Parents Jack Haley, Florence McFadden
Siblings Gloria Haley
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement - Variety Or Music, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Program Achievement - Special Events
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Documentaries, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Special, Primetime Emmy Award for Special Classification Of Outstanding Program Achievement, DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Informational Programming - Directing
Movies That's Entertainment!, That's Dancing!, The Love Machine, Movin' with Nancy, Norwood, Life Goes to War: Hollywood and the Home Front, Hollywood: The Fabulous Era, The Race for Space, Better Late Than Never, The Incredible World of James Bond, Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show
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#Fact
1 Ex-son-on-law of Vincente Minnelli.
2 Ex-husband of Liza Minnelli.
3 Won Peabody awards for TV documentary work in 1961 and 1964 as producer of Biography (1987) series, then director of "National Geographic Specials".
4 He is the son of actor Jack Haley, who played the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Jack, Jr. was married for several years to Liza Minnelli, daughter of Judy Garland, who played Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz".


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To Oz! The Making of a Classic 2009 Video documentary short producer
100 Years of the Hollywood Western 1994 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Warner Bros. Celebration of Tradition, June 2, 1990 1990 TV Movie documentary producer
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic 1990 TV Movie documentary producer
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 TV Special documentary executive producer
Minnelli on Minnelli: Liza Remembers Vincente 1987 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Ripley's Believe It or Not! 1982-1985 TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes
That's Dancing! 1985 Documentary producer
The Night They Saved Christmas 1984 TV Movie executive producer
The 56th Annual Academy Awards 1984 TV Special documentary producer
Better Late Than Never 1983 producer
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary producer
Ripley's Believe It or Not! 1981 Documentary co-executive producer
The American Movie Awards 1980 TV Special producer
The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979 TV Special documentary executive producer
Heroes of Rock and Roll 1979 TV Movie documentary executive producer
That's Hollywood TV Series documentary executive producer - 7 episodes, 1978 producer - 1 episode, 1978
Life Goes to War: Hollywood and the Home Front 1977 Documentary executive producer
America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music 1976 TV Movie executive producer
Life Goes to the Movies 1976 TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Mac Davis Special 1975 TV Special producer
At Long Last Cole 1975 TV Movie co-producer
Elizabeth Taylor - An Intimate Portrait 1975 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Gable: The King Remembered 1975 TV Movie documentary executive producer
ABC Late Night 1974 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974 TV Special producer
That's Entertainment! 1974 producer
James Dean Remembered 1974 TV Special documentary executive producer
Milton Berle's Mad Mad Mad World of Comedy 1974 TV Movie producer
Frank Sinatra Jr. with Family and Friends 1969 TV Movie producer
The Beat of the Brass 1968 TV Special producer
The Highlights of the Ice Capades 1968 1968 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Monte Carlo: C'est La Rose 1968 TV Special documentary executive producer
Men from Boys: The First Eight Weeks 1968 TV Movie documentary associate producer
Movin' with Nancy 1967 TV Special producer
With Love, Sophia 1967 TV Movie executive producer
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Hollywood 1967 TV Movie documentary producer
National Geographic Specials TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode, 1966 producer - 1 episode, 1966
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House 1966 TV Movie documentary producer
The Incredible World of James Bond 1965 TV Movie documentary producer
The General 1965 TV Movie executive producer
Time-Life Specials: The March of Time 1965 TV Series documentary producer - 2 episodes
Hollywood and the Stars TV Series series producer - 31 episodes, 1963 - 1964 producer - 3 episodes, 1964
Project: Man in Space 1963 TV Movie documentary producer
Hollywood: The Great Stars 1963 TV Movie documentary producer
Biography TV Series documentary series producer - 64 episodes, 1961 - 1963 producer - 45 episodes, 1961 - 1963
Hollywood: The Fabulous Era 1962 TV Movie documentary producer
Hollywood: The Golden Years 1961 TV Movie documentary associate producer
The Rafer Johnson Story 1961 TV Movie documentary supervising producer
The Race for Space 1959 TV Movie documentary associate producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
100 Years of the Hollywood Western 1994 TV Movie documentary
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic 1990 TV Movie documentary
That's Dancing! 1985 Documentary
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary
Life Goes to War: Hollywood and the Home Front 1977 Documentary
Bob Hope's World of Comedy 1976 TV Movie
The Lion Roars Again 1975 Documentary short uncredited
ABC Late Night 1974 TV Series 1 episode
That's Entertainment! 1974
James Dean Remembered 1974 TV Special documentary
The Love Machine 1971
Norwood 1970
The 42nd Annual Academy Awards 1970 TV Special
The Beat of the Brass 1968 TV Special
Movin' with Nancy 1967 TV Special
National Geographic Specials 1966 TV Series documentary 1 episode
The Incredible World of James Bond 1965 TV Movie documentary
Hollywood and the Stars 1963-1964 TV Series 21 episodes
Project: Man in Space 1963 TV Movie documentary
Hollywood: The Fabulous Era 1962 TV Movie documentary
Biography 1961-1962 TV Series documentary 24 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To Oz! The Making of a Classic 2009 Video documentary short
100 Years of the Hollywood Western 1994 TV Movie documentary
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic 1990 TV Movie documentary
That's Dancing! 1985 Documentary written by
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary uncredited
That's Hollywood 1978 TV Series documentary written by - 1 episode
Life Goes to War: Hollywood and the Home Front 1977 Documentary written by
That's Entertainment! 1974 written by
Frank Sinatra Jr. with Family and Friends 1969 TV Movie
National Geographic Specials 1966 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Incredible World of James Bond 1965 TV Movie documentary
Hollywood and the Stars TV Series writer - 4 episodes, 1964 story - 3 episodes, 1964 story by - 1 episode, 1964
Biography 1962 TV Series documentary writer - 25 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979 TV Special documentary director: tribute to the Museum of Modern Art
ABC Late Night 1974 TV Series presenter - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
West Point 1957 TV Series Cadet Charles Davis

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ripley's Believe It or Not! 1982 TV Series segment director - 1 episode

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sherlock Holmes in New York 1976 TV Movie executive in charge of production

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances 1988 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
James Dean: The First American Teenager 1975 TV Movie documentary thanks - as Jack Haley Jr.

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Century of Cinema 1994 Documentary Himself
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker 1991 Documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck 1989 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The Whimsical World of Oz 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1979 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Program Achievement - Special Events
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1967-1979 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show 1977 TV Series Himself - Producer
Just One More Time 1974 Short Himself
Cinema 1974 TV Series documentary Himself
Frank Sinatra: The Main Event 1974 TV Movie documentary Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Today 1974 TV Series Himself
The Juke Box Jury 1956 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
E! True Hollywood Story 2002 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995 Spur Award Western Writers of America Best Documentary Script 100 Years of the Hollywood Western (1994) · Phil Savenick
· Aubrey Solomon
1979 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Program Achievement - Special Events The 51st Annual Academy Awards (1979)
1968 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Music or Variety Movin' with Nancy (1967)
1965 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Factual Television Program Hollywood and the Stars (1963) · Terry Sanders (producer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing in Informational Programming The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic (1990)
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Informational Special Minnelli on Minnelli: Liza Remembers Vincente (1987) · David Niven Jr.
· Richard Schickel (producer)
· Liza Minnelli (host)
1985 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program The Night They Saved Christmas (1984) · Robert Halmi Jr. (executive producer)
· David Niven Jr. (executive producer)
· Robert Halmi Sr. (supervising producer)
· David R. Kappes (producer)
1982 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Informational Special Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) · David L. Wolper (executive producer)
1978 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary Life Goes to War: Hollywood and the Home Front (1977)
1977 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Special Classification of Outstanding Program Achievement Life Goes to the Movies (1976) · Mel Stuart (producer)
· Richard Schickel (producer)
· Malcolm Leo (producer)
1975 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Special Classification of Outstanding Program and Individual Achievement ABC's Wide World of Entertainment (1973) · Jimmie Baker (producer)
1968 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Movin' with Nancy (1967)


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#Trademark
1 In his documentaries about dancing his name is shown over a photo/film of his father.

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